Gladstone Hotel

Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel, a once run-down flophouse, has been recently transformed into a boutique hotel, situated in the heart of the vibrant West Queen West art scene at the edge of Parkdale .

Gladstone Hotel

They've got 37 rooms each uniquely decorated by local designers. If you want a true Canadian experience, opt for the Canadiana Room, where you'll appreciate details such as the maple leaf motif in the dresser drawers and Canadian authored books in the bookshelf unit.

We found the bed quite comfy. In the closet you'll find real hangers and in the bathroom you'll find nice handmade soaps from nearby Prince Edward County. There's a corkscrew provided in the room, but no wine glasses (just regular glasses). There's a flatscreen TV for your viewing pleasure. And earplugs are provided. This comes in handy, considering several rooms overlook the often noisy-until-the-wee-hours, bustling Queen Street West.

There's a charming, old elevator that can take you up to the fourth floor, but you may get impatient waiting for it and opt for the stairs.

Gladstone Hotel

Friendly and helpful concierge. Check-in at 3 p.m. Check-out at noon. $10 parking fee at the nearby grocery store just north of the hotel seems like an afterthought. They offer free wireless internet, but no available outlet for plugging in laptop. I had to unplug the TV to make an outlet available. There was a big dirty streak on the wall under one of the paintings in the room. The shower was not hot enough at full heat when I showered late in the morning before checking out.

Gladstone Hotel

Don't expect much in the way of an intimate dining experience in The Ballroom Cafe. Service is attentive, but the dining room itself has more of a bustling bar kind of feel. The food, with a focus on local, fair trade and organic ingredients, is scrumptious.

Gladstone Hotel

Who stays here? Locals who get drunk and hook up after singing karaoke at The Melody Bar; hipster out-of-towners wanting to look the part of the Queen Street West arts scene; and celebrities who want to remain anonymous. "We treat celebrities like regular people and we treat regular people like celebrities."



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Gladstone Hotel

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  • November 21

    Whats this all about?

    Cross stitching has come back in a big way. Get in the spirit for this holiday season and gift yourself a new skill. Learn how to create your very own holiday-themed ornament using simple cross stitch techniques! This class is perfect for beginners, and is an excellent way to keep busy on transit, in a coffee shop, or while watching TV. Located in the Gladstone Hotels Melo...

  • November 22

    Meet authors Shenaaz Nanji, Tehmina Khan, Edem Awumey, Sanjay Talreja, Rahul Varma, and Nurjehan Aziz.

  • November 26

    You like to wait until the last minute to do your Xmas shopping, and that's okay! Drop into the Gladstone Holiday Flea, a happy place where there are no busy parking lots or endless line-ups and you can still check everyone off your listwith a mimosa in hand!

    Visit with 20 vendors read personal shoppers who can help you pick out the right gift that is sure to give you extra points for being ...

  • November 27

    Another Story Bookshop, Pages UnBound and Penguin Random

    House Canada present the Toronto launch of

    "Beautiful Scars" by Tom Wilson

    Monday, November 27 @The Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom

    Doors open at 7, Event begins at 7:30

    Pay What You Can: suggested donation $5

    Event is fully wheelchair accessible

    Tom Wilson will read from Beautiful Scars and speak frankly about his her...

  • November 28

    Women On Screen Live at the Gladstone - An evening of performance, socializing, and celebrating women in the entertainment industry!

    This event will feature live readings of the web series pilot scripts developed in the 2017 Women On Screen Web Series Incubator (#woswsi17).

    Eight talented female writers participated in the six-week development incubator program for short-form web series f...

  • November 30

    The Blank Canvas energy continues with Dead Poet XXI, our spoken word and open mic monthly at Gladstone Hotel.

    Submerge yourself into a vibrant atmosphere of poets, musicians, artists, curators, stylists, dancers and more beatnik vibes!

    Curated by: Just John

    Sounds by: Abscvnd

    Emcee by: Cheffy

    Moderated by Tobi Ogude

    Share your truth and speak free, there's no themes just the philosophy of ...

  • December 3

    VENDOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS MARKET ARE NOW OPEN

    Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/j50t3PJMLErZKZ4D2

    This very special edition of The Bunz Flea is happening on a SUNDAY just in time to get a good start or finish on your holiday shopping.

    The Bunz flea is a unique market where local artisans and craftspeople exchange their goods and services for both cash and trades! Not to mention the free for a...

  • December 5

    Treading Water Comedy is ending 2017 with a bang and a line up that will knock your socks off!

    Featuring: Sara Starkman (SheDot Festival, Huffington Post), Lianne Mauladin (The View, CBC, SirusXM), Todd Van Allen (CBC, JFL42, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Joe Vu (Just For Laughs, JFL42), Chris Robinson (2016 SirusXM Top Comic Winner, Just for Laughs, Comedy Network, JFL42), and more!

    With h...

  • December 31

    Bring in 2018 with glitter, gold, pop art, bubbles, queens and an absolutely epic dance party at Studio 1214, the Gladstone Hotel's resurrection of the infamous Studio 54!

    Relive the glory days of glamour and disco, filled with champagne and non-stop dancing, extravagance and excess, all at this glamorous affair. Indulge in the mystique of our historic space and prepare for a night filled wi...

  • December 31

    Bring in 2018 with glitter, gold, pop art, bubbles, queens and an absolutely epic dance party at Studio 1214, the Gladstone Hotel's resurrection of the infamous Studio 54!

    Relive the glory days of glamour and disco, filled with champagne and non-stop dancing, extravagance and excess, all at this glamorous affair. Indulge in the mystique of our historic space and prepare for a night filled w...

  • January 21

    As a complement to the exhibition Matter, TO DO and the Toronto Society of Architects present an Ideas Forum on the topic a PechaKucha-style event 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, featuring artists and designers from Matter, as well as other practitioners speaking to material transformation and change.

    Speakers include Lars and Jason Dressler Brothers Dressler, Joanne Byrne and Jonathan de...

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